So from the get-go of knowing that we were to be adoptive parents, the first major question was 'Which agency to go with?' Through this unreal online family we already have and our heads-down research, we narrowed it down to four agencies. I believe we could have went with any of the four and been extremely happy with the outcome.
In the end, we felt led to choose All God's Children International (AGCI). One thing we really like is their ministry of Hannah's Hope.
So ... we made that decision on Monday, June 30th. We printed out the application form, filled out the 7 pages, and mailed it in along with the application fee, a pic of us and a pic of our house on July 3rd. That was great timing as we left for Indiana to visit Amber's family and tell them in person this unreal news!
How "ironic" that AGCI is having a picnic in Knoxville on this Saturday! This Saturday is the only weekend day this whole month that we had open. Coincidence? Nah, I didn't think so either. It will be great to meet Julie, Josh, and little Maya in person. They have been such a blessing to Amber and me.
I found out yesterday (Monday the 7th) that AGCI received the paperwork and they are just waiting on a couple other documents that will hopefully arrive in the next week. At that time, they will officially review our file and hopefully approve us. Please pray for favor with their accepting us into their 'family.'